Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter -- or Happy Your Celebration

Harold and the blue eggs
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
 Barbara Muir © 2013
Our Easter celebrations involve getting our family together
for a great big feast.  That is the only way to describe it.
Steven (my husband) makes the best roast turkey ever. This
year Christopher our son, made wonderful broccoli, and our
son Sam made delicious roast potatoes and roast peppers.
Steven made pumpkin pie, and we had that with ice cream.
Add to that picture many, many chocolate eggs, and baskets,
and toys and champagne for the adults -- and you have a party.

That is our family, and I am proud of us.  What did I make?  I
set the table, helped the "bunny" design and fill the baskets,
helped stuff the turkey, and did the odd thing here and there.

It was a beautiful day in every way. I love my family.

Wishing you great celebrations with your family.
(I put Harold, the bunny rabbit on my blog every year
since I painted her (yes a she), and think
happily of the time a university boyfriend, not
knowing how innocent I was, gave me
a marijuana plant for a present.
Harold, my bunny, ate the plant,
plus a massive chunk of the sheets and blanket in
my rental room!  The young married
couple I was rooming with was not impressed.
Neither was I.  I had to pay for new sheets and
a blanket. But the whole story makes me laugh
every year when I think of Harold).


suzanneberry said...

Love the bunny and the story that goes with it! And your family Holiday sounds so wonderful and warm. Happy Easter to you as well!

And thank you so much for your incredibly kind words on TwoLips! Much appreciated!

vernavogel said...

That's a pretty funny story about the bunny and the plant. Your Easter tradition sounds wonderful, with everyone contributing and enjoying the fruits of their labours.


Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Suzanne,

We are so lucky to have a loving family. Yes Harold was a character. I used to take
her with me to parties. We made very grand and arty entrances. Unfortunately, although
she was discreet at parties, she did eat everything. Even tubes of paint. I had to watch
her very closely. Rabbits are major eaters! I so love your work.


Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Verna,

I was briefly engaged to that boy! Thank you universe -- that was all. I
hope he's had a happy life. I thought he was the strong, silent type. This
story tells it all. He was actually silent because he was not all there. We
moved on amicably.

Love your work.


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